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Covers Round-up: Up close and personal with August’s front pages

This month saw the 2018 Global Street Paper Summit return to INSP’s home city of Glasgow, and our golden annual opportunity to replenish the street paper archive and get up close and personal with covers from around the world.

INSP Awards: Announcing the 2018 Best Project Finalists

Our penultimate set of Finalists to announce for the 2018 INSP Awards is in the Best Project category.

World Cup wonders and getting back to nature: a round up of June’s street paper covers

As we approach the halfway mark in 2018, take a look back at the covers on sale on the streets of the world this month.

Megaphone vendor Suzanne on the importance of National Aboriginal Day

“I’m your sister and I walk with you,” says Suzanne Kilroy, as she discusses the importance of National Aboriginal Day, which is today. Here, she talks about the significance of the celebration, and the feelings of kinship with others and pride in her heritage that the day inspires in her.

INSP Awards: Introducing the 2018 Best Cultural Feature Nominees

We’re continuing with our 2018 INSP Awards announcements, and today we’re revealing the Top 10 Entries for Best Cultural Feature.

INSP Awards: 2018 Best News Feature Nominees Revealed

We’re delighted to announce the first set of nominees for the INSP Awards 2018 today, and we’re kicking off with the Top 10 Entries for Best News Feature.

Our vendors: Peter Thompson (Megaphone, Vancouver, Canada)

In a piece written for the fall edition of Megaphone’s Community Journalism 101 workshop, Peter Thompson discusses his love of food. In particular, he writes about bannock – his personal favourite – and shares an anecdote about how, during his childhood, he learned how to smoke fish.

A Shower of April Covers: INSP’s latest front page round-up

April has showered us with a flow of fantastic front pages, and we’ve splattered the very best onto this month’s covers round-up!

Happy birthday, Megaphone! Canadian street paper turns 10

This month, Canadian street paper Megaphone, which is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, but has stretched its patch to include Victoria, turned 10 years old. In this retrospective piece, individuals involved with the street paper, from founding members, to editors, to vendors, look back on the magazine’s decade long life so far.

Our vendors: Priscillia Tait (Megaphone, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Vancouver vendor Priscillia Tait took the winning cover photo of the 2018 Hope in Shadows calendar. Here, she talks about the setting she chose for the photograph, as well as her family, growing up in an Indigenous community and her experience of homelessness.

#VendorWeek 2018 interview: From one coast to another, two street paper vendors share their lives

In honour of #VendorWeek 2018, Megaphone vendor James Witwicki and L’Itinéraire vendor Yvon Massicotte had a ‘face-to-face’ interview to swap experiences of how both wound up selling street papers.

#VendorWeek 2018: Craig Baron – Victoria’s Vendor of the Year

Ahead of this year’s #VendorWeek celebration, Canadian street paper Megaphone announced their Vendor of the Year – Craig Baron (who was also recently featured in our Vendor Moments series). Here, he tells us about his life and what it’s like being a Megaphone vendor. Celebrating our vendors is what #VendorWeek is all about.

#VendorWeek 2018: Real Change rallies notable local figures to sell street papers with vendors

Today, North American street papers will join in with the #VendorWeek celebrations by hosting selling events, some for the first time. This #VendorWeek tradition is a chance for those unfamiliar with the street paper movement to understand better what street paper vendors do.

New Year, New Covers: A fresh batch of January front pages for 2018

The decorations are packed away, resolutions have been made (and already broken!), and the dieting has begun. This can only mean one thing…a new year – and a new batch of street paper covers – is upon us!

Season’s greetings from Megaphone vendors

Vendors from Vancouver, Canada street paper Megaphone share with us their thoughts on the past year, as well as what it’s like working as a street paper vendor around Christmas time.

Christmas Covers: we unwrap December’s street paper front pages

With Christmas just around the corner, street papers around the world have been getting into the Yuletide spirit and emblazoning their front covers with all things festive!

October Omnibus: A spooktacular look at the last month’s covers

The witching hour is upon us, and has conjured up a month of frighteningly good covers to keep the spectres at bay.

Our vendors: Richard (Megaphone, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)

Richard Gerrard has been selling street papers for almost a decade and has benefited greatly from being a vendor. In his spare time, he revels in the outdoors and exercises his artistic eye through photography.

INSP Awards: Best Campaign Finalists for 2017

Six impressive campaigns from our street papers have made it as finalists – time to find out all about them.

Our round-up of June’s street paper covers

June has been and gone in a flash – but we’ve taken time to stop and look back on a superb month of street paper covers.

INSP Awards: The Best Photo Nominees for 2017 are here!

Our snap-happy street papers have offered up hundreds of impressive images this year, and we’ve got the top ten all developed and ready to go!

October global street paper covers get scary

Between Halloween and Trump, there’s a frighteneing vibe on this month’s international street paper covers. Thank god for Street Cat Bob…

Our vendors: Mark Irvine (Megaphone, Vancouver, Canada)

Megaphone vendor Mark Irvine says at 65 his new life goal is ‘learning how to live’, after a troubled past involving problems with drugs and alcohol, and time in prison.

“Mum was always there for me”: Megaphone vendor Bob Dennis

Norah Winnifred Parlett was a spy in WWII, and a the main breadwinner for her five kids. Her son, Megaphone vendor Bob, talks about their complicated history and the love they share.

From stapled photocopies to award-winning magazines: Megaphone’s departing leader shares a decade of street paper insight

As Megaphone boss Sean Condon says goodbye to the street paper network, he tells us what he’s learned from 10 years at the Vancouver magazine. A behind-the-scenes must-read for street paper fans. 

“How do you plan to work with homeless people?” Canadian vendors grill Victoria Mayor

In a challenging and revealing interview with Megaphone vendors, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps pledges to balance the voices of homeless people with property developers – and discloses her favourite way to relax.

Canadian street paper vendor urges war on homelessness

“After seven years of being homeless, I can see firsthand why everything is a mess – which inspired me to write this article.” Megaphone vendor Ron McGrath invites us all to solve homelessness together.

Hard-hitting, striking… phizz-whizzing: it’s June’s street paper covers

A gloriumptious look at the world of Roald Dahl, a red-haired mischief-maker, a mafia flower plot and Yanis Varoufakis at the INSP Summit… explore June’s street paper covers.